The Pennington First Aid Squad Logo

The Pennington First Aid Squad Logo

The Pennington First Aid Squad Logo




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1990-1995 36 12-FEB-1992 20:10 MVA on Bull run road. Two teenage males in Corvette took out street sign, hit heavy pole flipped and really destroyed passenger side of car. Some cutting required to get out driver who had flail chest and incredibly deep laceration on forehead, unconscious, extremely difficult for paramedic to intubate (mouth, nose, then mouth) Considerable vomit in airway on each intubation attempt except last. Nurse from chopper finally got a good airway going and bagging started just about time he stopped breathing on his own. From call to lift of chopper: 40 minutes. Dub Bell, Casey Sked, Frank Fechter, Kirk Schmitt (standing in car) on crew of PN40. Other male was beneath first male and was extricated with more difficulty, coded, and was pronounced dead at Fuld.





8-Jul-2020
PFAS State Certified

NJ state certified seals

State seals

The Pennington First Aid Squad has operated under the authority of the EMS Council of NJ (formerly known as the NJ State First Aid Council) for nearly seventy years while also meeting the standards of the State of NJ. The PFAS has now also become a State Certified ambulance. The addition of State registration was made to increase interoperabilty of PFAS with other Hopewell Valley and Mercer County Squads. PFAS will continue to meet the high standards of both the State and the EMS Council.

26-Mar-2020
William Loveman

The PFAS is saddened to hear of the passing of William Loveman, dispatcher 49. William joined the Squad in 1972 and was active as a Five-Pointer with the Squad in the 1970s. He was active on the committee that got the Squad out of white lab coats and into orange jump suits.

Uniforms and Cadillac Ambulance

1975 uniforms and 1971 PN20 Cadillac ambulance
Back, left to right: Mark Washburn, Bernie Maccarillo, Frank Fechter, Jr, William Loveman
Front, left to right: Vince Scannello, Amy Robelard(?), George Vannoy, Edward Antrobus, Ronald Liuzzo, Elizabeth Spitzer, James Johnson",

14-Jan-2020
Officers and Trustees for 2020 Installed

2020 Officers

Back row, left to right: Kirk Schmitt (Treasurer), Neal Blackwell (Trustee), Rob Ross (President), Aaron Bell (Vice President), Art Bogad (Trustee), John Muccioli (Captain), Naomi McCarty (Trustee)

(Front row, left to right): Tara Long (Corresponding Secretary), Joan Schwarzwalder (Recording Secretary), Shelley Pennington (Second Assistant Captain), Heather Varrasse (First Assistant Captain),

15-Oct-2019
10th annual KOC Shield Awards

The Knights of Columbus Hopewell Council 7103 hosted their 10th annual Shield Awards at Villa Francesco restaurant in Pennington. This event honors local EMS, fire, and police. This year's awards went to Kirk Schmitt (EMS, PFAS), Tom Blackwell (firefighter, Pennington Fire Company), Novin Thomas (Pennington police) and Detective Mark Panzano (Hopewell Township Police). Mark Davis was a guest speaker. He spoke about his book, Through the Water and Fire, recounting his experiences on Swift Boats during the Vietnam war.

KOC shield winners

Left to right. Kirk Schmitt, Tom Blackwell, Novin Thomas, Mark Panzano

6-Oct-2019
Goldfeder visits PFAS

William Goldfeder, well known author, fire safety advocate and Deputy Chief for the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department in Ohio visited PFAS with his family. He began his EMS/fire career in 1973 as a junior member of PFAS. While touring PFAS, he traded stories with Captain Muccioli and Treasurer Kirk Schmitt. He reported that he and Larry Taylor did many of the PFAS daytime calls in 1973 and 1974. Both were 5-points responders. He told us that the biggest controversy he was involved in was attempting to change the knee length white overcoats to something else and can be seen with his waist length version and other pictures under our historic pictures tab.

Goldfeder and PFAS officers with 151-3

Left to right. John Muccioli (Captain), William Goldfeder and his son, Kirk Schmitt(Treasurer)

3-Oct-2019
Brandywine Assisted Living Presents Check to PFAS

Brandywine Assisted Living recently held a yard sale organized by Lauren Strano, Escapades Director, for the enjoyment of its residents and the benefit of the Pennington First Aid Squad and Pennington Fire Company. Tonight the checks were presented to the Squad and Fire Company by Ellen Moyle, Executive Director.

Brandywine presents check

Left to right. Brandywine Executive Director Ellen Moyle presents check to Pennington First Aid Squad Captain, John Muccioli and Treasurer, Kirk Schmitt

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